In light of the foregoing text, let's get to the historically recorded events. The murder of a missionary Adalbert became a great disaster for the Prusians. Where and by whom it was done, is not known. Boleslav the Brave announcing that immediately he paid for his body with the precious ore, knew exactly where to go after. But he has not allowed to know where it was. The whole matter of missionary Adalbert is very intriguing, considering how great benefits reached Polish king with the missionary death. Knowing in details the Prusians customs, assigning this to them is highly unlikely and false.
    An early Christianity among the Prussians was known and perhaps it may have been even flourishing despite the historical hypocrisy. What kind it was, and in which provinces, that we do not know.
    The German Knights, as we know, during the conquest killed everybody without exception, without asking whether was a Christian or was not. Prusians between themselves were not forced to any faith. They were a truly free people. Stories about their idols are unreliable and so far there is no evidence of their existence. It was normal, and in fact even today, that hard-working people belief in all sorts of superstitions and there are many of them at each province different. Today we call them superstitions and they form a folklore, derived from a very old pagan culture. So the same it was among the Prusians. Superstitions and beliefs varied from region to region. They did not carve idols, because they did not have them. Did not put up the temples, because the nature for them was the temple. Not so long ago in XX century, respected nature, instead to cut the Christmas tree, a decorated sheaf of straw erected in the corner of the room. In contrary to much later arrived Slavs, who for many centuries lived and remained in deep paganism, when in the east, south and west, Christianity had already taken place, they worshiped idol Swiatowid.
The Christianity adoption, by the king Mieszko did not mean that the Slavs lived as Christians - Catholics. For centuries, they were far from it. The missionary Adalbert and his team arrived to Boleslaw the Brave in help and assistance for the the Slavs conversion, and so it started with the inhabitants of Gdansk. Not far away from Gdansk to the east, ethnos called Widiwarians in the Prusian port of Truso were already familiar with Christianity. Therefore, after Gdansk conversion, who directed Adalbert and where told him to go to convert the pagans, remains unknown. West from Prusia, Gdansk and Pomerania were well known to be pagan. Without any doubt, somewhere there was the place to look for the murder of a missionary Adalbert.

    The King’s group, well knew where the body is and how to bring it, Prusians had nothing to do with the murder of Adalbert, it is stitched with thick thread. This lie does not any longer stand the time.
In the year 997 missionary Adalbert arrives for the Christian conversion to Gdansk and Pomerania and there was no word of doing so in Prusia.

    In Gdansk St. Adalbert Hill was a place supposed to be where the missionary started evangelizing unbelievers. After this, he went on a mission to convert the heathen Pomeranians. In unknown circumstances loses his life, the loss of which not rightly at the all time assigned to Prusians. There was no association between Gdańsk and Prusia. On that hill the redemption of the missionary body was conducted from the gentiles. Totaly naive and false symbolism that the Prusians had come with the body to Gdansk, never such Prusian behaviour was noted. Further, at this hill Adalbert was buried, originally it was a graveyard. Not until 999, that the unknown Pomeranian carries the body from the hill grave into Gniezno and that is two years delay.
    In this confabulation about Adalbert mission and death only the Prusians are known, everybody else remains incognito.

Mieszko I Poland

    The above map illustrates the legacy of Boleslaw the Brave he received from his father. Germany colonized and pushed Polabian Slavs behind the river Oder. A large part of them fled and settled in empty Pomerania, which for a long time remained pagan. It's for their conversion that missionary arrived. The fact remains, that in the year 1147 Pope Eugene proclaimed to undertake a crusade against the pagan Slavs at west coast of the Baltic Sea, inhabiting Pomerania. This confirms that Christianity still in the middle of the twelfth century, was limited to a small group, ruler his entourage, princes with their surrounding. The missionary Adalbert started his mission from Gdansk. There, after the conversion of the Gdańsk people, had to continue it in Pomerania. In the unknown circumstances loses his lives. For Boleslaw the Brave Adalbert’s death was a great embarrassment. The Christian ruler of a supposed to be united Slavs and in his christian kingdom missionary loses life. The Polish king turns the whole event up side downand and charge this murder with Prusians. But until that moment, there were no contacts, no problems, and nothing in common between Prusia and Boleslaw the Brave. He had no interest to convert them. His problem was with the Pomerenian Slavs, who were not only far from Christianity, but also far from the reunification. The cult of the missionary Adalbert was created solely by the Boleslaw the Brave. He was made the saint and patron of the Crown and the Cathedral of Gniezno was built. It was a great achievement for the Polish king.
    Knowing the fact that Slavs were not only unified, but were also without any social structures, and an armed acquisition by sword of their sovereignty was rather short-lasting. Converting them into the religion, faith, posed such structures and population control. They included a bishopric and parishes from which ruler could control population and thus solving the problem of kingdom structures.
    The Boleslaw the Brave to confirm the guilt of the Prusians and to camouflage this event of the missionary Adalbert death, in year 1007 organizes meaningless expedition against Prusians. Completely ineffective military expedition, only raiding the neighbours. The pagan Pomeranians were for him the real problem. Prusians were neither the threat or interest for the King. Taking control over Pomeranians, thus gaining access to the sea and cut the process of Slavs germanization, which was underway with colonized Polabian Slavs, that was his object.

Slawomir Klec Pilewski


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